Met Éireann says it will rain early but there will be changes this afternoon

Met Éireann said this morning’s rain will clear to leave sunny spells, with the best conditions expected in the east of the country.

After a cloudy start, the afternoon will light up with good moments of sunshine and scattered showers. Met Éireann said some of the rain will turn heavy later in the afternoon in Ulster, and perhaps in northern Connacht as well. The highest temperatures will range from 14 degrees on the west coast to 18 degrees in the east.

During the night, well-dispersed showers will continue, mainly over the western half of the country. There will be clear periods and pockets of fog or mist may form with light breezes from the west or northwest. Minimum temperatures of 6 to 9 degrees are forecast.

Met Éireann said widespread showers will develop through Monday morning, mixed with some bright or sunny spells. The rains will become increasingly heavy throughout the day, heaviest in the east with the possibility of a stormy downpour. It will be a cooler day with maximum temperatures of 12 to 15 degrees.

Becoming dry and clear in most areas as showers largely clear early Monday night. Some showers will continue overnight, mainly in western areas, but they will be isolated. Overnight lows of 6 to 9 degrees are expected.

Met Éireann said that Tuesday will be another day of rain but also good sunshine. The showers will not be as strong as Monday. It will become cloudier in western areas at night, with highs of 13-16 degrees, cooler in the northwest.

Tuesday night will be dry for an early time with thickening clouds. Raindrops will move from the Atlantic and spread east overnight, in lows of 9 to 11 degrees.

Wednesday will be breezy with torrential rain along the East Coast early on. Just a few showers with a few sunny spells following in a flow of cool air from the west, overall a fair amount of dry weather. Met Éireann said there will be quite a bit of wind along the Atlantic coasts with strong winds for a while there. Highs of 13 to 16 degrees are forecast, perhaps reaching 17 degrees.

Wednesday night will be mostly dry with a few showers in the Atlantic coastal areas, turning overcast or cloudy, with lows of 7 to 10 degrees.

Met Éireann said the weather for Thursday is still uncertain, but it is likely to be a cloudy day, with some showers in the west and northwest. Elsewhere it will probably be drier, with highs of 14 to 18 degrees.

“Pretty cloudy with some showers likely on Friday, but overall it looks set to settle further by next weekend with signs of pressure building. It will also get a little warmer with temperatures climbing into the teens,” Met Éireann said. .

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